Join Air Force veteran and surgeon for lecture at Cincinnati Museum Center

. June 9, 2015

CINCINNATI – For centuries, remarkable advancements in medical technology have been a byproduct of the destructiveness of war. Doctors, surgeons and dentists work to develop life-saving innovations that enable soldiers to return home and to the lives they led before answering their call to duty. Join us at 7 p.m. on June 22 for The Evolution of Military Medicine: WWI to Today , a free lecture that takes you to the front lines to learn how doctors have strived to save the lives of their comrades in arms for the last 100 years.

Jay Johannigman MDWorld War I challenged the medical community with trauma cases they had never seen before, threatening to kill or cripple an entire generation. Physicians rose to the challenge, implementing techniques that enabled soldiers to return home after the war. It’s a duty that has continued over the past century.

Today, military doctors are faced with the additional challenges of not only saving lives but preserving the quality of life of the wounded. And they are doing so through revolutionary tools and techniques, many of which begin here in Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is leading the way in advanced battlefield care. Their Cincinnati C-STARS program (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills) trains military medical personnel to save lives while in flight from the front lines to hospitals around the globe. C-STARS is a joint program between the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, providing critical training and innovations that have revolutionized battlefield care in the 21st century.

Jay Johannigman, MD, who will be keynoting the lecture, leads the C-STARS program as chief of the division of Trauma and Critical Care. In addition to his work with the C-STARS program, Dr. Johannigman is a professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and a colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve . As a flight surgeon who served six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he understands firsthand how C-STARS is saving and changing lives.

Join Dr. Johannigman on June 22 as he traces the evolution of battlefield medicine from World War I to today. As a surgeon, veteran and professor, Dr. Johannigman provides perspective from the front lines, through the eyes of brothers in arms who fought for each other not just with weapons but with tourniquets, scalpels and bandages.

Step onto the battlefields of the 20th and 21st centuries and join us for The Evolution of Military Medicine: WWI to Today at 7 p.m., Monday, June 22. The lecture is free but registration is recommended. Visit: to register or call (513) 287-7001.

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